APM Tamariki

About Us

APM Tamariki is part of the APM Workcare organisation which has been operating in New Zealand since 2012. Our CEO, Karen Came, has a wealth of experience working in paediatrics so it was only a matter of time before we started an assessment, diagnostic and therapy service aimed at supporting children and young people.  APM Tamariki has brought together a team of highly experienced paediatric therapists, to provide families with options to access assessment and therapy services without delays. We know that early identification and the right support are key  to enabling children and young people  reach their goals. The Wellington team was developed to offer families a no wait time for early intervention services.

Our motto at APM is Enabling Better Lives. We are passionate about supporting, enabling and encouraging New Zealanders of all ages reach their potential, whether it’s an infant establishing a sleep pattern, a preschool child learning to talk, a child developing skills ready for school, or an older child returning to school life after a traumatic event. APM Tamariki are here to ENABLE BETTER LIVES for all young New Zealander’s

Whilst we deliver a range of community-based rehabilitation services for government agencies, private employers and individuals the APM Tamariki service was created from a desire to help the next generation of Kiwi’s become stronger, happier and healthier.

All our team are registered with their professional registration boards, hold current practicing certificates and vulnerable children’s police checks. Our team of therapist’s are passionate about providing the best evidence based service to children and families. We do so by being active engagers in professional development and keeping up to date with best practice.

How we help children:

If your child is struggling, or you have concerns about their development, getting an assessment is key to identifying their needs. APM Tamariki have a highly experienced team who provide a wide range of assessment, diagnostic and therapy services. This guarantees that children, families and educators get timely access to the best support.

Our team pride themselves in providing quick, cost effective access for children and families. No more waiting 176 days on a public service wait list.

Call us for a confidential, no obligation consultation to discuss your concerns, and we can advise on the best course of action, for your child.

The type of work we do:

Assessment for developmental delays/ assessing child’s developmental skills across, communication, understanding, fine and gross motor activities
Assessment for Autism, ADHD, ADD
Sensory processing assessment & therapy
Sensory regulation and trauma informed practice
Handwriting/ visual motor assessments
Motor skill assessment and therapy
Independent living skills (Life skills) to support transitions e.g. school readiness, transition to high school, preparing for independence
Emotional regulation strategies for home & school
Adaptive Behaviour assessments/ assessing child’s functional independence 0-18 years
Depression and anxiety management counselling
Behaviour support plans
First words, speech sound articulation & fluency
Language problems including expressing & understanding language
Social communication skills for home, school, & community
Learning abilities: including reading, writing & spelling
Cognitive assessments
Sleep Hygiene/ positive sleep practices
Toilet training/ habits/ skills for independence
Parenting sessions
Workshops

We understand the importance education plays in a child’s life. Our team are happy to communicate with any supports to help your child succeed. School visits, teacher only workshops, SENCO consultations are embraced.

We work with children and young people who may or may not have a diagnosis such as:

  • autism, attention deficit, sensory processing, tic disorders, pandas / pans, trauma, anxiety/ social emotional problems
  • birth injuries / developmental delay
  • traumatic brain injury/ concussion/ cerebral palsy
  • Congenital syndromes such as downs syndrome
  • intellectual disabilities/ learning difficulties

Physical environment:

We are located in Central Wellington and have wheelchair access.  There’s ample parking in the car park immediately behind the building with street parking available in the front of the building. We have child friendly spaces in the office to make you and your family feel welcome

We appreciate it can be valuable to see a child in their natural setting which is why our team are available to visit your home, kindergarten or school should you prefer.

Atmosphere:

Our experienced team know the importance of ensuring the environment is inviting and welcoming for you and your family. All our families receive personalised assessment and therapy from friendly, welcoming therapists who will make your tamariki feel at home.

We would love the opportunity to work with you and your tamariki, please contact us today

 

Flyers

APM NZ Workcare Child Youth Flyer Tamariki

APM Tamariki Service – Occupational Therapy Brochure

 

Services

Developmental concerns,
Sleep issues,
Sensory processing,
Social/ emotional skills,
Toileting,
Independent living skills,
Fussy eating,
Fine and gross motor skills,
Posture, balance and strength,
Coordination and motor skills,
Trauma informed practice,
Attention,
Learning and behaviour,
Emotional regulation/ managing big emotions/ anger/ anxiety,
Communication,
Play/ social skills,
School academics/ handwriting,
ADHD,
Autism,
Tourette’s,
Brain injury Cerebral Palsy,
Depression,
Anxiety,
Obsessive compulsive disorder

This is a mobile service.

Services

Developmental concerns,
Sleep issues,
Sensory processing,
Social/ emotional skills,
Toileting,
Independent living skills,
Fussy eating,
Fine and gross motor skills,
Posture, balance and strength,
Coordination and motor skills,
Trauma informed practice,
Attention,
Learning and behaviour,
Emotional regulation/ managing big emotions/ anger/ anxiety,
Communication,
Play/ social skills,
School academics/ handwriting,
ADHD,
Autism,
Tourette’s,
Brain injury Cerebral Palsy,
Depression,
Anxiety,
Obsessive compulsive disorder